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Women’s Tennis Completes Day One Action At The Furman Fall Classic

Sept. 29, 2006

GREENVILLE, SC – The Clemson women’s tennis team completed the first day of action at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, SC. The Tigers’ doubles team of Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem, which is ranked ninth in the preseason Fila/ITA Tennis doubles poll, won two contests to advance to the championship match, while freshman Selma Babic picked up her first victory as a Tiger.

Salge and van Adrichem defeated Penn State’s team of Shular and Holzberg, 8-4, in the opening round in flight one doubles bracket. They then won an 8-2 decision over Taylor and Fish of Vanderbilt to reach the championship match, which will be played on Saturday morning at 9:00 am. In other doubles action, Babic teamed with Ina Hadziselimovic to post a 1-1 record on the day. The duo fell to Tennessee’s Griffith and Zubor in the first round before defeating BeVard and McCarthy of Penn State. They will face Nusslock and Tuttle of Wisconsin on Saturday at 9:00 am.

In singles action, Babic posted the only victory for the Clemson team as she won a 6-4, 6-0 decision over Lauren Tomory of Furman at flight four. Her second-round match against Catherine Newman is scheduled for a 12:30 pm start time on Saturday.

At the flight one singles position, Ani Mijacika suffered a 7-6, 7-6 loss to Amanda Fish of Vanderbilt. She will face Penn State’s Sasha Abraham on Saturday at 10:30 am. Alexandra Luc fell to Vicky Jones of Tennessee in the flight two bracket, 6-4 6-1, while Kathi Gerber was defeated by the Volunteers’ Ghizela Schutte, 6-0, 6-1, at flight three. Tennessee’s Samantha Orlin claimed a three-set victory over the Tigers’ Hadziselimovic in the flight five bracket, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.